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Warner Bros. struck movie merch gold in 1996 with Space Jam, the live-action and animated film starring Michael Jordan and the cartoon cast of Looney Tunes. Twenty-five years later, the studio will likely score a slam-dunk again with sports superfans with Space Jam: A New Legacy, the Malcolm D. Lee-directed sequel starring Los Angeles Lakers MVP LeBron James.
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The movie arrives July 16 in theaters and on HBO Max, and it has already sparked at least 200 licensed collaborations, from Nike’s highly-anticipated apparel and accessories drop (which lands opening day at 7 a.m. PT) that includes shoes modeled after James’ onscreen pair, to Bloomingdale’s It’s Gametime Carousel pop-up of branded and inspired pieces (including a $1,500 art print by Exit Through the Gift Shop subject and graffiti artist Mr. Brainwash).
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There’s also Vilebrequin’s Space Jam collection ($125 to $290) comprised of swimwear and beach towels; Tommy Hilfiger‘s range of Tommy Jeans basics and denim ($12.50 to $199); Fossil watches and small leather goods ($48 to $248) and apparel and accessories for women, men and kids at retailers such as Forever21, Gap, Old Navy, PacSun and Hot Topic (to name just a few). Beyond fashion, Space Jam fans can also stock up on breakfast cereals, bedsheets and basketballs at Target.
The 2021 film centers on the NBA superstar (who plays himself) and his son Dom (Cedric Joe), who become trapped in the Serververse by the villainous A.I. named Al-G Rhythm (Don Cheadle) and his Goon Squad team. An all-star lineup of basketball players also lend their talents to the movie, including Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, Nneka Ogwumike and Diana Taurasi. And there are plenty of cameos from characters across the WarnerMedia universe, including the Iron Giant, the Flintstones, King Kong and scores more.
No matter how weird 'Space Jam: A New Legacy' looks, we're still going to watch because LeBron
This is the online version of our morning newsletter, The Morning Win. Subscribe to get irreverent and incisive sports stories, delivered to your mailbox every morning. Charles Curtis is filling in for Andy Nesbitt. I was 14I was 14 years old when the first Space Jam hit theaters, and like every NBA fan (who happened to also love the Loony Tunes when I was younger), I had to go to the theaters to see it.
How to Watch Space Jam: A New Legacy Online
Space Jam: A New Legacy can be streamed starting July 16 on HBO Max, which offers subscriptions for $10 per month with ads or $15 per month without ads. You’ll save 16% if you opt for an annual plan, which costs $100 with ads or $150 without ads. Subscribers can stream on-demand and download content to watch later, and they’ll also get access to the latest Warner Bros. films. See all plan options and subscribe to HBO Max here.
Viewers who are already subscribers to AT&T wireless, TV or internet can also watch the animated movie with their free HBO Max subscription, which is included with their plan. Check out all of the AT&T options with free HBO Max here.
If you’re considering a Hulu plan instead, the on-demand streaming service also offers free access to HBO Max for new subscribers who sign up for a seven-day free trial. Plans start at $6 per month without ads, and you’ll be charged $15 per month for the HBO Max add-on after your first week. Sign up for Hulu and HBO Max here.
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Shop the Best Space Jam: A New Legacy Merch
Whether you’re cheering for the Tune Squad or the Goon Squad, we’ve rounded up some of the best Space Jam: A New Legacy merchandise to shop online. From Nike Air Force 1 sneakers to Tommy Jeans trucker jackets, to check out our favorite picks below.
1. Nike LeBron x Space Jam Tune Squad Varsity Jacket
Nike LeBron x Space Jam Tune Squad Varsity Jacket $200 Buy now
2. Space Jam: A New Legacy LeBron James Tune Squad 12-Inch Action Figure
LeBron James Ultimate Tune Squad Action Figure $20 Buy now
3. Nike LeBron 18 Low Sylvester vs. Tweety Basketball Shoes © Provided by The Hollywood Reporter Nike LeBron 18 Low Space Jam Shoes
Nike x LeBron 18 Low Sylvester vs. Tweety Shoes $160 Buy now
4. Fossil Space Jam Limited-Edition Tweety Watch
5. Space Jam x Tommy Jeans Trucker Jacket
Tommy Jeans x Space Jam Trucker Jacket $179 Buy now
6. Mr. Bainwash King James Limited-Edition Print
Mr. Brainwash King James Print $1,500 Buy now
7. Nike Air Force 1 ’07 x Space Jam Men’s Shoes © Provided by The Hollywood Reporter Nike Air Force 1 Space Jam Shoes
Nike Air Force 1 '07 Space Jam Men's Shoes $120 Buy now
8. Forever 21 Lola Bunny Tie-Dye Tee
Forever 21 Lola Bunny Tie-Dye Tee $25 Buy now
9. Bleacher Report Cotton Taz Hat
Bleacher Report Cotton Taz Hat $35 Buy now
10. Vilebrequin Men’s Swim Trunks
Vilebrequin Looney Tunes Men's Swim Trunks $290 Buy now
11. Space Jam Checkered Athletic Crossbody Bag
Space Jam Checkered Athletic Crossbody Bag $25 Buy now
12. Spalding Tune Squad 29.5-Inch Basketball
Spaldings Tune Squad 29.5-Inch Basketball $20 Buy now
13. Old Navy Space Jam Kids Basketball Tank
Old Navy Space Jam Kids Basketball Tank $20 Buy now
14. CultureFly Space Jam Collector’s Box
CultureFly Space Jam Collector's Box $40 Buy now
15. Vilebrequin Looney Tunes Beach Towel
Vilebrequin Looney Tunes Beach Towel $145 Buy now
16. Funko Pop! Space Jam LeBron James Figurine
Funko Pop! LeBron James Vinyl Figure $12 Buy now
17. Space Jam Puff Tune Squad Sweatpants
Space Jam Puff Tune Squad Sweatpants $50 Buy now
18. Nike LeBron x Space Jam Goon Squad Men’s Dri-Fit Shorts
Nike LeBron x Space Jam Goon Squad Men's Dri-Fit Shorts $90 Buy now
19. Connect 4 Shots: Space Jam Edition
Connect 4 Shots: Space Jam Edition $20 Buy now
20. Beverly Hills Club Unisex Lola Sweater and Sweatpants
Beverly Hills Club Unisex Sweater and Sweatpants $145+ each Buy now